Transport Minister Anca Boagiu and the President’s brother, Mircea Basescu, were allegedly called for hearing by the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) as witnesses in the Constanta Sud-Agigea corruption case file, “Adevarul” reported yesterday.
Later on, the DNA formally denied the allegation, with Livia Saplacan, the institution’s spokeswoman, saying the information was untrue, as no hearing order had been issued for either of the two, and therefore none of them was heard in any capacity at the DNA headquarters. Anca Boagiu told Mediafax by phone she had received no hearing order from the DNA. In his turn, Mircea Basescu told the same source he was unaware of any such order being issued for him, and therefore he declined to make further comments over the issue.
The DNA operation launched in the Constanta Sud-Agigea Port last month led to the arrest of former Interior Ministry State Secretary Laurentiu Mironescu and 27 more people. Anca Boagiu’s name appeared in several file-related wiretap reports. While Mircea Basescu’s name is not connected to this file, a foundation with which he is associated appears related to the case file.